Margaret Thatcher's funeral

The nation will pay its final respects to Baroness Thatcher as thousands of people are expected to line the streets of central London. The former prime minister will be carried with full military honours to St Paul's Cathedral.

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Margaret Thatcher was 'the best boss I ever had'

Former chief policy adviser to Margaret Thatcher, John Redwood, described her as "the best boss I ever had".

"We had to work very long hours to keep up with her," he said.

Fighting back tears he said:

The most moving moment inside the cathedral was when they opened up the great doors and we could hear the noise outside.

It was exactly the kind of tribute you would hope for - we are grieving a loss but also commemorating a life well-led, an extraordinarily active life.

Asked about protests, he simply said: "It is a free country."

Met Police: 'We would like to thank Londoners for their co-operation'

We would like to thank Londoners and visitors to the city for their co-operation today, particularly in relation to travel disruptions. We are also grateful to those members of the public who spoke with us prior to the event and enabled us to facilitate their peaceful protest in a way which did not impact either their protest or those who wished to pay their respects.It is as ever testament to the public that yet another large scale ceremonial event, viewed by the world's media, has been successful.

– Commander Christine Jones


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MPs pay tribute to Thatcher following 'moving service'

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